Friday, October 16
Chapter 6 Religion Quiz: Students should use their class notes and chapter review on page 50 to help them prepare for the test. This quiz will be open book.
Grammar Quiz on Comma Usage: Students should use their weekly grammar packet to help them prepare for the test. Students should know how to use a comma before a conjunction in a compound sentence and how to use a comma when listing a series in a sentence.
Friday, October 23
Chapter 7 Religion Quiz: Students should use their class notes and pages 53 and 56 to help them prepare for the test. This quiz will be open book.
Grammar Quiz on Comma Usage: Students should use their weekly grammar packet to help them prepare for the test. Students should know how to use commas to set off introductory phrases, interruptions, and appositives.
We are in Chapter 2 of Math in Focus which addresses multiplication and division. Please practice multiplication facts at home. This can be done with homemade flash cards or by playing multiplication war. I have included directions below.
What You Need:
Deck of cards
A kitchen timer
What You Do:
- Shuffle the deck of cards and deal them face down, giving each player an
equal number of cards until the deck runs out.
- Each player should keep their cards in a stack. Assign picture cards, such as jacks, queens, and kings, a value of 10. Give aces a value of either 11 or 1.
- Demonstrate to your child how to play the game:
a. Each player turns two cards face up, reads the number sentence, and provides the answer.
b. For example, if your child draws a 5 and a 4, they should say, “5 x 4 = 20.” If you draw a 7 and an 8, then your number sentence is “7 x 8 = 56.” Because your product is larger, you win the four cards and you put them at the bottom of your pile.
- If each of you has a number sentence with the same product, then it’s war! When this happens, each player puts four cards face down and turns up two of them. The player with the largest product wins all eight cards.
- Set up the timer, and play the game for 10 to 15 minutes. When the timer goes off, each player should count their cards. The player with the most cards wins. If one player runs out of cards before time is up, then the other player wins.